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Windows 7: Connecting Kindle to computer wifi

25 Feb 2011   #1
crysis405

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Connecting Kindle to computer wifi

I've been trying to connect my kindle to wifi by turning my laptops wifi card into a hotspot. The kindle doesn't support peer-to-peer networks so the ad hoc option obviously failed. However two people where able to make it work on a iMac: Connecting Kindle 3 to a MacBook wifi network - kindle Discussion Forum

by configuring the kindle to these settings:
IP 10.0.2.2
Subnet 255.255.255.0
Router 10.0.2.1
DNS 10.0.2.1

Can this be done on windows 7? If not will it work if I do it on windows server 2008 r2 via creating a dhcp server?

Thank you


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25 Feb 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi crysis405, and welcome to sevenforums,

i've never tried doing anything like this, but the free virtual router program may help.

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25 Feb 2011   #3
crysis405

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Can it be done from within windows? I don't want to install extra apps especially those I'm not familiar with.
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26 Feb 2011   #4
crysis405

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Someone please help. I can't wrap my head around why this works on a Mac but not on a Windows machine. Surely there must be a solution.
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27 Feb 2011   #5
crysis405

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Finally found a solution: Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly

Works like a charm. All you kindle users enjoy
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27 Feb 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks for reporting back, and sorry for not being able to help you any further.
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